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Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE

Date of Birth:  08/23/1993
Age:  28
Height  6'5"
Weight:   250
College:  South Carolina
Drafted:  2018 | Round 1 | Pick 25
Depth Chart:  Starter

Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE


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Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE

The Bengals are signing Hayden Hurst.

Hurst will help release C.J. Uzomah, who left for the Jets during free agency, at tight end. The former first-round pick remains an intriguing player, and we'll see if he can step into a key role as a target for Joe Burrow in Cincinnati's offense this season.

Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE

The Falcons activated Hayden Hurst (ankle) was activated from injured reserve.

Hurst is set to return for Atlanta after missing four games with his ankle injury. He'll help complement Kyle Pitts at tight end for a Falcons team that's still without Calvin Ridley (personal).

Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE

The Falcons placed Hayden Hurst (ankle) on injured reserve.

Hurst will now miss at least the next three games for the Falcons, starting tonight against the Patriots. Hopefully he's able to return in Week 13, but for now Kyle Pitts could be set for even more targets in Atlanta's offense.

Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE

Hayden Hurst (ankle) is out for Week 11.

Hurst is unable to go on a short week, so it's yet another loss for an Atlanta offense that will be severely undermanned if Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle) doesn't play. Kyle Pitts should see plenty of attention from New England, but he's likely the only pass-catcher worth starting on Thursday night.

Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE

The Falcons are not exercising the fifth-year option for Hayden Hurst.

This means Hurst is now entering a contract year. While the duo of Kyle Pitts and Hurst could be exceptional for Arthur Smith's offense, it's not surprising that Atlanta is not picking up the option on the tight end after just drafting Pitts fourth overall in last week's draft. Hurst might still sign with the Falcons long-term, but he'll almost certainly be playing out the final year of his deal; if all goes well, the former first-round pick might prefer to remain with the Falcons to form a top tight end duo for the next few years.

Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE

Hayden Hurst (ankle) is officially active for Week 12.

Hurst is coming off a zero-catch game last week against the Saints, but he could be in line for a good number of targets with Julio Jones (hamstring) out today, assuming his ankle is in a good spot.

Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE

Hayden Hurst (ankle) is officially listed as questionable for Week 12.

Hurst missed practice time this week, and perhaps his ankle had an impact on him during the zero-catch performance last week against the Saints. Regardless, he's looking like a game-time call and his status will fortunately be known by 11:30 AM ET on Sunday before any games kick off.

Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE

The Falcons are acquiring Hayden Hurst, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Atlanta moved quickly to fill the tight end void left by Austin Hooper's expected departure in free agency, acquiring the 2018 first-round pick from Baltimore. The Falcons are reportedly sending a second-round pick and a fifth-round pick for Hurst and a fourth-rounder. Last season, Hurst was clearly frustrated with his role and at one point was even caught by the television mic loudly yelling to throw him the ball after a reception late in the year, and the Ravens are very deep at tight end, so the South Carolina product was an expected trade option this offseason. Hooper had over 71 receptions in each of the past two seasons with the Falcons, and Hurst has definite fantasy TE1 potential in 2020.

Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE

Hayden Hurst (foot) says he's "good to go" for training camp.

After a foot fracture slowed that start of Hurst's rookie season, he told 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore that the foot is now not an issue and he feels "100 percent" after he was never really at full strength last year and felt the "aches and pains" of a screw being in his foot. The 2018 first-round pick also said that he put on 15 pounds of muscle this offseason, which is helping him both as a run blocker and to gain separation while getting defenders off of him at the top of routes. The former professional baseball player Hurst will turn 26 this August despite entering his second NFL season, so Baltimore is expecting production in 2019. Even if Mark Andrews is the team's top tight end after a strong rookie year last season, Hurst will have a role for a team that'll utilize multiple-tight-end sets in a run-heavy offense.

Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE

Hayden Hurst held without a catch in playoff loss to the Chargers.

Hurst was targeted once for his postseason debut. The rookie only totaled 13 receptions for 163 yards and one touchdown in the regular season, but Baltimore will hope he can break out next year in tandem with 2018 third-rounder Mark Andrews. Hurst is a buy-low target in dynasty leagues, but Andrews might have the brighter outlook right now.

Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE

Hayden Hurst caught two passes for 43 yards in Sunday's win over the Browns

It was the most yards all year for the rookie, who finishes with 13 receptions for 163 yards and one touchdown in his first regular season. Hurst will work in tandem with Mark Andrews on a rookie-led offense next week against the Chargers.

Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE

Hayden Hurst catches 18-yard pass in win over the Chargers.

It was his only reception of the night. Hurst was a first-round pick in last April's draft, but he's behind fellow rookie Mark Andrews as a fantasy option. The Ravens take on the Browns next Sunday.

Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE

Hayden Hurst catches three passes against the Bucs.

Hurst gained 20 yards on his three Week 15 receptions. The rookie tight end is more of a strong dynasty-league hold than a redraft asset entering fantasy championship weeks.

Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE

Hayden Hurst caught three passes for 25 yards in Sunday's win over the Raiders.

Hurst was targeted four times, but it was fellow rookie Mark Andrews that made a big play (74 yards) on his only target of the game. Still, the first-round pick will be a more trusted option down the stretch, and Hurst will hopefully continue to develop trust with Lamar Jackson if he remains the starter. The Ravens take on the Falcons next week.

Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE

Hayden Hurst catches one pass in loss to the Steelers.

It went for 21 yards. Baltimore's first-round pick has a catch of 20+ yards in each of the past two games, but he isn't worth rostering in redraft leagues heading into the bye week. The Ravens will look to get to 5-5 when they take on the Bengals next time out.

Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE

Hayden Hurst scores first career touchdown in Week 8 loss.

Hurst caught two passes for 29 yards, including a 26-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. It also happened to be the first scoring toss of Lamar Jackson's career. The first-round pick won't be a recommended fantasy option in Week 9 against the Steelers with just three receptions in healthy four games.

Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE

Hayden Hurst held without a catch in Week 7 loss.

Hurst was targeted twice, but couldn't haul in either look. The first-round pick doesn't need to be owned in redraft leagues on an offense that has a bunch of pieces and likes to get everyone involved. He gets the Panthers next Sunday.

Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE

Hayden Hurst gets one touch in Week 6.

Hurst had one carry for no yards and did not catch any passes. The first-round rookie is not yet a reliable fantasy option.

Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE

Hayden Hurst catches one pass in NFL debut.

Hurst missed the first four games of the season with a foot injury, but he made a seven-yard reception for his first NFL reception against the Browns. The 25-year-old rookie is expected to be a quick contributor for the Ravens, but he's not a recommended fantasy option right now in a very crowded tight end group.

Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE

Hayden Hurst (foot) is active for the Ravens, making his NFL debut.

After missing the first four games of the season, the 25-year-old first-round rookie tight end will make his professional debut against the Browns. The former minor league baseball player is expected to be an immediate contributor during his first NFL season

Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE

Hayden Hurst is officially inactive for the Ravens.

Hurst was listed as questionable, but he was expected to miss his fourth straight game to start his career. The first-round pick should be very close to a return, though, and we could see him on the field next week against Cleveland.

Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE

Hayden Hurst (foot) is listed as questionable for Week 4.

Hurst is getting close to making his NFL debut, but the team might want to see him get in a full week of practice before he plays. Hurst was limited in practice every day this week.

Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE

Hayden Hurst (foot) was limited in practice.

Baltimore’s first-round rookie tight end has missed the first three games of the season with his foot injury, but he might have a chance of playing this Sunday night. It’s a good matchup against the Steelers, so we’ll see if he can get up to a full practice by the end of the week.

Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE

Hayden Hurst (foot) is out for Week 3.

The first-round rookie tight end was listed as questionable on Friday, but his NFL debut will have to wait. All of Baltimore's tight ends contribute, so they're all risky options in Week 3 fantasy lineups.

Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE

Hayden Hurst (foot) is listed as questionable for Week 3.

The first-round rookie tight end has a shot to make his NFL debut this Sunday against the Broncos, but we anticipate he'll miss another game after missing practice Wednesday and Thursday. Hurst's status will be known by 11:30 AM ET on Sunday.

Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE

Hayden Hurst (foot) is out for Week 1.

Hurst is dealing with a multi-week foot injury, so this was just a formality. Week 2 is probably a stretch for the rookie tight end, so Nick Boyle, Maxx Williams, and Mark Andrews will hold down the position for Baltimore.

Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE

Hayden Hurst will miss three-to-four weeks with a stress fracture in his foot, according to Mike Garafolo.

Garafolo is reporting that Baltimore's first-round pick will get surgery to put a screw into his foot, which is obviously a tough break for the rookie, especially with this news coming on his 25th birthday. However, it sounds like Hurst shouldn't miss more than a month, so it could have been worse. In the mean time, fellow rookie Mark Andrews could see more action, but Nick Boyle and Maxx Williams will likely handle most of the traditional tight end duties. None of the three will be recommended fantasy options, and Hurst shouldn't be drafted in redraft formats over the next couple weeks.

Hayden Hurst | Bengals TE

The Ravens have selected South Carolina tight end Hayden Hurst with the No. 25 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

The 24-year-old former minor league baseball player is now getting a big-time opportunity in the National Football League as the first tight end of the board in this year's draft. Baltimore traded back a couple of times and were still able to get the top tight end on their board, and Hurst should immediately have a huge role in the offense. Hurst is also a willing and solid blocker, which will help him get on the field early for a defensive team. Rookie tight ends typically don't have a ton of success as rookies, but Hurst will be worth a look late in fantasy drafts this year.